Design Technologist

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Gorilla is seeking a full-time Design Technologist to join our team in our Montreal office. As a key member of the Design Technology team, you are the kind of person that makes brilliant ideas come to life. You will help define best practices and create scalable solutions for multiple types of technologies and platforms. Design Technologists work in tandem with our frontend team to optimize the digital products we create, while partnering with our UX and design teams to conceptualize and define the user experience. As part of the team, you'll be challenged to use the full extent of your skills. You'll learn and build new ones. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, while having a lasting impact on some exceptional B2B and consumer brands.

What you’ll be doing:

Implement user interfaces for web sites and applications for a variety of platforms

Work closely with our UX and design teams to craft interactive prototypes, proof-of-concepts, and produce presentation layer components

Provide relevant subject matter expertise as it pertains to presentation layer architecture, recommendations, and best practices

Provide technical guidance supporting design, implementation, launch and maintenance

Be involved in team and client discussions to solve problems, while understanding and following cross-platform best practices

Be involved in the preparation and crafting of technology assets, deliverables for presentations, sales collateral, and tradeshow and event materials

You should bring to the table:

Solid portfolio of designed and developed projects

Understanding of frontend technologies - HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Understanding of responsive design and the knowledge to build experiences that span mobile and desktop

Experience using CSS preprocessors (LESS, SASS)

Ability to effectively present ideas to both technical and non-technical individuals

Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite programs

Understanding of digital media for the web such as video, audio, and interactive

Experience leveraging CSS3 transitions and animations

An understanding of prototyping techniques and creating proofs of concept

Understanding of email marketing and development

Knowledge of SEO and best practices

Preferred:

Experience using established CSS architecture patterns for code reuse and modularity such as BEM, SMACSS and others.

Experience with CMS platforms such as WordPress.

Experience with front-end build tools such as Webpack, Gulp, Grunt, etc.

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